Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-09-12

Doctrine that Dances: Bringing Doctrinal Preaching and Teaching to Life by Samford University's Beeson Divinity School professor Robert Smith, Jr., has claimed its second book of the year award.

The volume was recently named 2008 book of the Year by, which cited the work as an excellent resource "that speaks to the soul of the preacher."

Last spring, the book won Preaching Magazine's Book of the Year honor for 2008.

Dr. Smith, professor of Christian preaching at Beeson, is an ordained Baptist minister, frequent speaker on preaching topics, and a contributing editor of a study of Christian ministry in the African-American church, "Preparing for Christian Ministry." With Beeson dean Dr. Timothy George, he is co-editor of A Mighty Long Journey: Reflections on Racial Reconciliation. 

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.